An enduring reminder of Chivenors search and rescue helicopters will be unveiled at the bases memorial garden next month.As revealed in last weeks Gazette, Knowle sculptor Jonathan Rodney-Jones has been commissioned by the Royal Marines to produce a special tribute that will form a permanent part of the bases memorial garden. The striking sculpture will feature an old Sea King rotor blade, vertically stood in a helicopter gear wheel. It will feature a stone bearing the 22 Squadron unit badge the Maltese cross with a pi symbol carved by the widow of a former crew member who died during his time stationed at Chivenor. A leaden coloured central panel made from aircraft grade aluminium will depict a helicopter flying over a stormy sea. The search and rescue service switched to a brand new base in St Athan, South Wales, earlier this month. Mr Rodney-Jones said: The rotor blade is from a Sea King, probably one of the helicopters that was stationed at Chivenor at some point. Its done its hours and been taken out of service. One of the lead pilots approached Westland at Yeovilton and they were happy to let us have it. Its a nice project to work on; it is unusual for the memorial garden as this is really about celebrating the number of lives saved, rather than number of lives lost. The squadron flew more than 10,000 missions during the last 57 years so its a nice way to remember that contribution. Its the first carbon fibre piece Ive worked on an interesting project. All through my life, the helicopter has been there so its a real honour to be asked to make something that marks its time in North Devon. It is hoped that the sculpture will be in place in time for Remembrance Day on November 11.